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Grace Metalious (1924–1964)

Forfatter af Peyton Place

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Værker af Grace Metalious

Peyton Place (1956) — Forfatter — 1,663 eksemplarer
Return to Peyton Place (1959) — Forfatter — 241 eksemplarer
The Tight White Collar (1960) 65 eksemplarer
No Adam in Eden (1963) 36 eksemplarer
Peyton Place [1957 film] (1957) — Original novel — 30 eksemplarer
Return to Peyton Place [1961 film] (1961) — Original novel — 6 eksemplarer

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Peyton Place: The Complete First Season (2009) — Original book — 2 eksemplarer

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Adequate erotic bits, but just a slight change on her big hit, "Peyton Place". We follow a small town teacher-librarian as she uses her fund of local knowledge to blackmail the administration so she can keep her job.
 
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DinadansFriend | 2 andre anmeldelser | Jul 24, 2023 |
Pretty risqué for the 1950s, but a useful book for understanding society.
 
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mykl-s | 38 andre anmeldelser | Apr 23, 2023 |
 
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archivomorero | 38 andre anmeldelser | Feb 13, 2023 |
The parts I liked most about Peyton Place was the detail about the New England Upper Connecticut River Valley life. I could very much relate to the places since White River (Junction), the "town" that is directly across the Connecticut, in Vermont, is in the same county as the one I grew up in. However, I get the unsettling feeling Metalious wanted to upset the people living here more than anything.

The things I disliked most about the book was there were too many characters for a novel that was only about 350 pages and the focus character switched too much. Also, I found the last chapter unsatisfying with a somewhat selfishness to it, right after the dramatic court case which was very progressive for a book written in the 1950's. It's more a good trashy soap opera than a good nighttime drama, in my opinion.

Another major problem I had with the book was the excessive, and only why, she descried a free black slave using the worst word a white person could say (note: Samuel Peyton was the only non-white person even mention and he wasn't even an actual charter).
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Jazz1987 | 38 andre anmeldelser | Aug 27, 2022 |

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